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Man is slammed for buying his girlfriend a box of tampons after heated row

Boyfriend goes viral with apology to his girlfriend that included a bunch of flowers, chocolates… and a box of tampons with a note saying: ‘I’m not sure why I’m apologising so I think you’ll need these soon’

  • Jack Sullivan, from Chelmsford, Essex, took to Twitter and told how he went pub
  • Added he came home and had argument with girlfriend so bought apology gifts
  • Social media users were left raging when he revealed one was a box of Tampax 


A grovelling man who shared the ‘thoughtful’ apology gifts he bought for his girlfriend after a heated row following a late night down the pub has divided opinion online. 

Jack Sullivan, from Chelsmford, Essex, took to Twitter and posted a snap of the three gifts he bought for his partner – a bouquet of roses, Thornton’s chocolates, and a box of Tampax.

Alongside the trio of gifts, he left a cheeky handwritten note which read: ‘The chocolates are cos I love you. The flowers are cos I’m sorry. The Tampax is cos I’m still not sure why I’m apologising so I guess you’ll need these any day now.’

It wasn’t long before social media users took to the comments section – with one joking: ‘How was the sofa to sleep on? Comfortable?’ 

Jack Sullivan, from Chelsmford, Essex, took to Twitter and posted a snap of the three gifts he bought for his partner (pictured) – a bouquet of roses, Thornton’s chocolates, and a box of Tampax

Jack explained how he bought - after a row following his late night down the pub

Jack explained how he bought – after a row following his late night down the pub

Jack joked that he has decided to 'be the bigger man and apologise' (pictured)

Jack joked that he has decided to ‘be the bigger man and apologise’ (pictured)

The social media post had a very mixed reaction, with one writing: 'How was the sofa to sleep on? Comfortable? (pictured)

The social media post had a very mixed reaction, with one writing: ‘How was the sofa to sleep on? Comfortable? (pictured)

The cheeky chappy captioned the post: ‘Went pub last night and come home and had a bit of an argument with the missus.

‘I’ll be the bigger man and apologise…If you can call it that!’ 

But while some people were left in hysterics by the gesture, others were left feeling infuriated. 

‘Are you really apologising if you’re saying “I’m not sure why I’m apologising” and suggesting that you don’t need to because period/PMS = overreaction,’ vented one.

While some people were left in hysterics by the gesture, others were left feeling infuriated (pictured)

While some people were left in hysterics by the gesture, others were left feeling infuriated (pictured)

A second raged: ‘Thought it was cute until I got to the tampons part … it’s 2021 and y’all are still dismissing your girlfriend’s emotions to the period joke?? Pathetic,’ while a third added: ‘I hope she slaps those roses around your head.’ 

Meanwhile, a fourth asked: “Can men actually use their brains and stop thinking that when a woman is sad, upset, annoyed or mad that they are either due on or on their period like we literally feel those things all the time.’

Another infuriated social media user commented: ‘Do people still find s**t like this funny? I’m not being ‘woke’ it’s just been done to death.’ 

However, others saw a more lighthearted side to the Tweet, which has been shared over 27,000 times, and has garnered thousands more responses.  

‘This is quality ! This is what twitters all about!’ wrote one, while a second added: ‘Brave man,’ followed by a laughing emoji. 

Another joked: ‘You’ll be wearing the flowers, the chocolates will be in the dog and I hate to say where she’ll stuff the tampax.’

Others saw a more lighthearted side to the Tweet, which has been shared over 27,000 times, and has garnered thousands more responses (pictured)

Others saw a more lighthearted side to the Tweet, which has been shared over 27,000 times, and has garnered thousands more responses (pictured)



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